Thousands of exotic birds destroyed at avian dealer in Bocholt (B)

Bird flu diagnosed at avian dealer Bocholt
7 January 2022, 13:00
Bird flu
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The highly pathogenic bird flu virus type H5 was diagnosed on Friday at a avian dealer in Bocholt (B). To prevent further spread of the virus, about 6,000 exotic birds, including ducks, geese, swans, chickens, pheasants, cranes, flamingos, peacocks, pelicans, nadu, emu, will be destroyed on Saturday. A protection zone of 3 kilometers and a security zone of 10 kilometers will be established around this source of contamination. Extra measures will apply in these zones around the company.